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Cubot X6 MTK6592 Octa Core 1.7GHz Phone 5.0 inch IPS 1280x720p OGS Screen 1GB RAM 16GB ROM Android 4.2 Smartphone White
Cubot X6 MTK6592 Octa Core 1.7GHz Phone 5.0 inch IPS 1280x720p OGS Screen 1GB RAM 16GB ROM Android 4.2 Smartphone White
Offered by WMicroUK
Price: £119.99

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Matches High End Phones In Most Respects For a Third Of The Price!, 28 Aug 2014
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Had this 3 weeks now and impressed:
Screen: Excellent with good brightness and contrast. Text is sharp. Viewing angles are amazing, even at nearly 90 degrees the screen is viewable. Touchscreen works well. I've previously owned a Cubot P9 which was excellent for the price, but the screen on the X6 is a league apart from the P9.
General Performance: 8 Core processor is extremely fast as are graphics. Performance is easily a match for the S4.
Camera: Front camera is more than adequate for selfies. Rear camera takes good quality snaps outdoors, in good light, with good colour and contrast. On overcast days the quality is less good, but some fiddling with the settings may improve this. The flash is very bright and this makes all the difference when taking snaps indoors, and pictures have minimal 'noise'. Again compared to the P9 the quality is significantly better and also better than a Sony Xperia U. Video footage is also very good quality. However, quality is not up to the standard of the higher end smartphones such as the S4/S5 or HTC One - but then it's a third/quarter of the price.
GPS: This is excellent. It gets a good lock within moments when outside and remains accurate whilst on the move. Have used Google Maps and NavFree without any problems.
Call Quality: Very good, although the maximum volume is a little low for situations when you are surrounded by lots of noise.
Battery Life: Excellent - easily get a full day's use even after several calls/texts, browsing internet for 2-3 hours and listening to music through headphones for 2-3 hours. Should last 2 days with modest use.
Case: Supplied case is good quality and doubles as a stand when used in landscape.
Overall: Excellent value for money. Highly recommended if you are after a fast large screen phone with excellent GPS. The camera is the weakest part in my opinion, but it is perfectly serviceable and takes good quality snaps outdoors in good light and works well in low light conditions indoors with minimal picture noise.


Cubot P9 Unlocked 5.0 inch Android 4.2 3G Smartphone MTK6572 Dual Core Dual SIM Dual Standby 3G android mobile phone 1.2GHZ WIFI GPS Bluetooth cellphone For Orange, O2 ,T-Mobile,3-Network, Vodafone (White)
Cubot P9 Unlocked 5.0 inch Android 4.2 3G Smartphone MTK6572 Dual Core Dual SIM Dual Standby 3G android mobile phone 1.2GHZ WIFI GPS Bluetooth cellphone For Orange, O2 ,T-Mobile,3-Network, Vodafone (White)
Offered by HAMSWAN
Price: £62.99

100 of 106 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Value For Money, 28 Dec 2013
Given the price (I paid £65) this phone is amazing value for money. More specifically readers may find the following helpful:

OVERALL DESIGN/BUILD: The phone is very similar in design to the Samsung Galaxy S4. It is slightly thicker and a few millimetres longer. The position of the camera/flash, speaker, usb & headphone connector, on/off and volume buttons is identical, although the microphone is slightly further offset compared to the S4. I've tried a couple of custom S4 cases, including a gel case and these did not fit, so do be wary if you buy an S4 case to fit this phone. The phone case, buttons and connectors are good quality and give the impression they will last (time will tell!)

SCREEN: Judged in isolation the screen is bright and reasonably sharp. Viewing angles are not as good as some premium phones, but if you are looking at it straight on (which let's face it is what you will be doing most of time, it is absolutely fine). The screen is certainly considerably better than some of the other mainstream budget phones out there (e.g the HTC Desire C). Judged against an S4 the screen is not as sharp, but we are talking about a £70 phone here. I've shown the phone to 5 other people (including an S3 and S4 user) and they were amazed how good the screen was.

GPS: My previous budget phone (a Sony Xperia) took ages to lock on to a GPS signal, but the P9 locks on in less than a minute once outside and Google maps/navigation works well.

CALL QUALITY/SOUND: The sound from the built-in speaker is loud and reasonable quality for a mobile phone. Call quality is clear.

BATTERY LIFE: The supplied battery lasts well. I've spent an hour on calls, 3-4 hours browsing and an hour playing games and had about 30% battery left. On a more typical day for me, which is a couple of calls, some texting and 1-2 hours browsing/playing games there has been 50% plus battery remaining at the end of the day - pretty good by smartphone standards. The supplied charger takes several hours to fully charge, so fine if you charge overnight.

PERFORMANCE: The supplied version of Android (4.2.2) runs smoothly with no lag when moving between functions. All the games I've tried on it (including Angry Birds Space, Temple Run) worked smoothly.

CAMERA: The rear facing camera is of fair quality, but is probably the weakest part of this phone. Snaps outside are fine and it works better than I expected in low light indoors, provided you have a steady hand. However, viewing the photos on a laptop screen, the colours are quite flat and the overall picture is a little soft. The quality of the camera is no worse than some other budget phones I have owned, but it is certainly way short of the quality of an S4....but for £70 I am not complaining.

OVERALL: For £70 this phone is amazing value for money. Sure it's not as good as a premium phone, like the S4, but I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this to someone on a budget who is looking for a large screen mobile.

Update: Had this phone 5 months now and it continues to work brilliantly. Thoroughly recommended.
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Sony Xperia U Sim Free Smartphone - Black
Sony Xperia U Sim Free Smartphone - Black

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Avoid if you have anything other than baby fingers, 12 Nov 2013
Positives: Screen is bright and sharp
Negatives: Although the Xperia U has a 3.5 inch screen, in practice it feels smaller to use than my previous 3.2 inch HTC. The keyboard is unusable in portrait mode and not much better in landscape mode. A swipe keyboard helps, but inevitably there are words which the swipe keyboard does not recognise and entering individual letters is frustrating with many errors unless you have baby fingers.
GPS: I've had major problems with the phone locking on to a GPS signal, sometimes taking 30-40 minutes, and yes this is outdoors. I've had 2 previous android phones with GPS and both found a GPS signal within 1-2 minutes maximum once outdoors.
Text Reflow: The phone is poor at reflowing text using the stock browser when you pinch to zoom. Again very frustrating.
Performance: I've experienced significant problems with the phone freezing. This may be down to certain apps on the phone, but I've installed the same apps on 2 other phones without experiencing the same problems.
Overall: If you have baby fingers and don't use GPS it does have a bright and sharp screen and is reasonably quick in use. However, the screen is just too narrow for anyone with average to large fingers and I have found it so frustrating to use that I've gone back to my old HTC Wildfire S, even though the screen is nowhere near as sharp as the Xperia U.


Nikon COOLPIX L26 Compact Digital Camera - Red (16.1MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD
Nikon COOLPIX L26 Compact Digital Camera - Red (16.1MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD

37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Budget Camera, 15 Dec 2012
Very easy to use budget camera, which I've had for 3 weeks now. I was a little concerned that its low light performance may be poor, but used at a party where there was very low lighting and the autofocus assist worked really well and produced much better pictures than my other digital camera which cost nearly three times as much. Recommended.


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